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Volunteer led volunteering


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Presentation given during the Modernising Volunteering Conferences in January and February 2011 as part of the work of the Modernising Volunteering National Support Service

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Volunteer led volunteering

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  2. 2. Developing more community led volunteering:aBig Society challenge<br />Chris Penberthy<br />Red Foundation<br />
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  5. 5. What is volunteer led volunteering & what makes it different? <br />
  6. 6. Parallel Structures<br />
  7. 7. Why focus on volunteer led volunteering?<br />
  8. 8. To ensure Volunteer Centres are supporting all forms of volunteering<br />To recognise the volume and importance of grassroots voluntary & community activity at a time of reduced government spending<br />To increase the number and diversity of groups <br />supported by Volunteer Centres<br />
  9. 9. How might your services be adapted to suit volunteer led groups?<br />
  10. 10. Suggestions for a more tailored approach:<br />Create relationships not processes<br />Remove barriers<br />Prioritise their needs<br />Tailor your support<br />Establish your role<br />Check progress<br />
  11. 11. Common themes:<br /><ul><li>Volunteer Recruitment
  12. 12. Communication (internal and external)
  13. 13. Volunteer support and retention
  14. 14. Technical help (e.g. Health and safety, liability, data protection, safeguarding, legal status of volunteers)</li></li></ul><li>What can we do better?<br />What are our next steps?<br />
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  16. 16. Supporting materials:<br />A guidance note for Volunteer Centres<br />Hints and tips for volunteer led organisations<br />A case study from Volunteer Centres Devon<br />
  17. 17. Questions...<br />